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Definition of Escape

Escape

  1. To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
  2. To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
  3. To flee, and become secure from danger; -- often followed by from or out of.
  4. To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm.
  5. To get free from that which confines or holds; -- used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors.
  6. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape.
  7. That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression.
  8. A sally.
  9. The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.
  10. An apophyge.
  11. Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
  12. Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
  13. A plant which has escaped from cultivation.

Escape Quotations

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
Edgar Allan Poe

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Abraham Lincoln

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot

All the seven deadly sins are man's true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you're made to feel guilty for being human, then you're going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can't escape from.
Marilyn Manson

What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
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Escape Translations

escape in Afrikaans is ontkom aan, ontsnap
escape in Danish is undkomme, undfly
escape in Dutch is ontsnappen, ontkomen, ontgaan
escape in German is entweichen, entkommen, Umschaltaste, entkommen
escape in Italian is evasione, evadere, sfuggire
escape in Latin is fugio, effugio, pretereo, subterlabor, aberro
escape in Spanish is escaparse, escape, escapar
escape in Swedish is rymning, rymma, slippa, flykt, undkomma, undfly

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